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I had exactly the same problem with the gps data on my android smartphone. I live in the UK and noticed that the altitude displayed was consistantly 40 - 50 metres higher than the mapping showed. I too thought that this was a lack in gps accuracy. In fact the answer was that the gps was showing altitudes related to the wgs84 global spheroid whereas the UK ...


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Also to see which apps are using location services go to Settings > Location. There you'll be able to see the "Recent location requests" under which the apps that requested location information is displayed. One of the app listed under this section should have turned on the GPS automatically to know the location info. Whenever you see that the GPS is ...


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As your device is rooted, a permission manager with logging functionality would help you identify the culprit. XPrivacy for one tells you if an app has used a given permission, displaying an alert-sign icon next to that and also providing you with logs. You could even have it ask you each time an app tries to access a permission (per-app and per-permission, ...


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In my case, this was an issue with Google Now since it uses your location to personalized suggestions based on your location. I was able to solve it this way: Open Google app from the Google apps menu drawer or by swiping up from the home key. Open Google Now app Settings(swipe from the left side of the phone screen) and disable it by pressing the toggle ...


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I found the solution on MIUI website here: (Click image to enlarge) Prerequisites: Have a device that has GPS built-in and tethering/hotspot. In my case, I'm using the Xiaomi Mi 3. Download and install TetherGPS Lite on both the Xiaomi Mi 3 and Xiaomi Mi Pad. How it works: In the Xiaomi Mi Pad, enable Settings-Developer ...


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Any mobile phone provider needs to be able to route calls to the correct tower to service a phone, so they must know to at least the location to the accuracy of the tower cell area. Generally speaking, this information is not available to parties in a telephone call. An application can read the location at any time, and gets this as latitude and ...


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on Android 4.3 and newer: (can't say about carrier/manufacturer specific, such as samsung.. they change everything! this is tested on stock android) open settings > Location (under personal) there you will see a list of recent app titled "recent" easy as that. the top app is the last one to use GPS. if you are still seeing the GPS icon, you can click that ...



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